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Adele has officially announced her highly anticipated new album, 30. The 33-year-old British star has confirmed that the follow-up to 2015's 25 will be released on November 19, and she has described her fourth LP as her "ride or die throughout the most turbulent period" of her life.
revealed to Vogue Magazine recently that the album is her most personal release to date, saying: "I feel like this album is self-destruction. Then self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption. But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time."
In a lengthy statement she also shared on social media: "I was certainly nowhere near where I'd hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago. Quite the opposite actually.
And yet there I was knowingly - willingly, even, throwing myself into a maze of absolute mess and inner turmoil! I've learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I've shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones.
Discovered genuinely useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with, and I feel like I've finally found my feeling again. I'd go so far as to say that I've never felt more peaceful in my life.
And so, I'm ready to finally put this album out."
The multiple Grammy winning singer-songwriter - who filed for divorce in 2019 from Simon
Konecki after being separated for a long time following their marriage the previous year - revealed how much the album means to her.
She added: "It was my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life. When I was writing it, it was my friend who came over with a bottle of wine and a takeaway to cheer me up. My wise friend who always gives the best advice."
She continued: "And then that friend who no matter what, checked in on me even though I'd stopped checking in with them because I'd become so consumed by my own grief.
I've painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album narrates it.
Home is where the heart is x (sic)"
is set to release her eagerly awaited comeback single "Easy On Me
" this Friday on October 15 at 12 a.m. U.K. / 7 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. PT. The track is the first single from her forthcoming album.